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Glenn's Doc dilemma

Posted on 15 April 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle has hinted that he would like to see Gary Doherty up front rather than in his defensive role.<P class=MsoNormal>But the boss also insisted it would be down to a number of factors before Saturday&rsquo&#59;s two-goal hero at Sunderland starts to settle down in one position.<P class=MsoNormal>The 20-year-old was outstanding at the Stadium of Light and capped an amazing comeback from 2-0 down at half-time with a second half double in our 3-2 victory.<P class=MsoNormal>Glenn said: &ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;ve played him at the back and he&rsquo&#59;s played there most of the season but he can play up front as well and I like him up front.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I think he can improve. There are a lot things in his game he can improve on but there is a lot to work with already.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;A lot may depend on injury. I felt today we needed that bit of base, that physical presence. There might be other games that I don&rsquo&#59;t feel like that and we&rsquo&#59;ll use him at the back.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We knew Quinny was going to start and it was a difficult one &mdash&#59; I wanted him up front and at the back as well. Fortunately it paid dividends.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Glenn, only at the club just over a fortnight, added that he needed more time to evaluate where &lsquo&#59;Doc&rsquo&#59; would be best utilised.<P class=MsoNormal>He said: &ldquo&#59;I think I need a longer time to study videos when he has played at the back. I know what he can do up front and I know where we can take him.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;He&rsquo&#59;s a good lad and he can learn about both positions by playing in both positions - as a defender, when you are playing as an attacker, you know what defenders don&rsquo&#59;t like.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s a difficult one and it also depends on what players we can bring in, whether Sol Campbell signs, it depends on a lot of things. It&rsquo&#59;s out of my hands and his hands in a way.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>